Another thing that happened back in March 2017 that contributed to my Peak Trans experience was the news that Lauren Hubbard, a male-born weightlifter in New Zealand, had ‘transitioned’ i.e. been on hormones for a few months and was allowed to complete in women’s weightlifting events which, being much stronger than any of the women who’d trained for years, he naturally won. He even set a new record in “women’s” weightlifting. Well done, Lauren!
This page is for links about male born athletes now competing in women’s sports events. I trust the reason it is placed in the site category entitled ‘Erasure’ doesn’t need explaining.
“The performance was stunning, as New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard absolutely smoked the competition, beating her nearest competitor, a Samoan woman, by nearly 20 kilograms. The only problem is that Laurel is a biological male, born Gavin, which is why a number of the competitors felt the competition was unfair.
But of course it’s unfair. Hubbard is a male, not a female, and even after months of hormone treatments, he still has unfair advantages over the other women, who sacrificed for years to make it to this elite level, only to lose to a man. How is that right?
As one woman tweeted in response to this news, ‘Imagine training for this your whole life, as a woman, only to have a known leader in men’s weightlifting take your title.'”
“Hubbard is the son of cereal magnate and former Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard, best known for his position against allowing gay people to marry or raise their own biological children.
Gavin “Laurel” Hubbard, 39, was a one-time nationally ranked weightlifter in his twenties but he failed to make his mark competing against other males. He remained active in the sport, funding various events and serving as the Executive Officer of OWNZ (Olympic Wrestling of New Zealand) until his position was eliminated last year. Hubbard responded to the loss of his authority by funding a new state-of-the-art weightlifting facility to host and sponsor the OWNZ competition itself. OWNZ then authorized the women’s competition that Hubbard won on Sunday March 19 at the Australasion Championships in Melbourne.”
Otago University professor in physiology Alison Heather has researched transgender changes, particularly in top level sport. She is adamant international sporting regulation bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have rushed a decision to include transgender athletes in male and female categories, as there has not been enough research.
Heather says the controversial inclusion of Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is a good example of the IOC not taking the time to research the science behind a transition. “It could be seen as an advantage and that is why they have male categories and female categories.”
Fallon Fox: Why Hormones Don’t Make a Woman GenderTrender
“Fallon Fox, a 38-year-old ex-military man and father, caused what many are calling career-ending injuries to his female mixed martial arts opponent, Tamikka Brents. In less than three minutes, Fox inflicted an orbital bone fracture, a concussion, and soft tissue injuries to Brents’ head so extensive that they required 8 surgical staples to close. This level of brutality, this male on female violence, is unlike anything previously seen in Women’s MMA.”
“Look, [Fox is] huge! She’s not just huge, she’s got a f***ing man’s face. I mean, you can wear all the lipstick you want. You want to be a woman and you want to take female hormones, you want to get a boob job, that’s all fine. I support your life to live, your right to live as a woman.
Fight guys, yes. She has to fight guys. First of all, she’s not really a she. She’s a transgender, post-op person. The operation doesn’t shave down your bone density. It doesn’t change. You look at a man’s hands and you look at a women’s hands and they’re built different. They’re just thicker, they’re stronger, your wrists are thicker, your elbows are thicker, your joints are thicker. Just the mechanical function of punching, a man can do it much harder than a woman can, period.”
Video: Ashlee Evans-Smith says she feels Fallon Fox shouldn’t be able to fight women (Even though Evan-Smith beat Fox fair and square)
So down in Connecticut there is a boy named Rahsaan Yearwood who is claiming to be a girl, and just won the District Class M championship in the 100 and 200 meters. And honestly, if you don’t think this is wonderful then you can take your bigoted, Nazi ass and go straight to hell. Andraya is not undergoing any sort of hormone therapy treatment. He’s just a 15 year old freshman with a mustache and big manly muscles.
Literally anyone can legally do what Andraya did – decide to be a girl once they get to high school and compete against real females. Last year’s Class M champion in the girl’s 100 and 200 meters was then Stonington High School sophomore Kate Hall. She’s pretty fast, and she works her ass off, but because of “progress” she had to take a backseat to a much stronger human being filled with testosterone, much larger genetic advantages, and a penis.
Transgender cyclist places first among women in Arizona race Washington Times
“A transgender cyclist was the top women’s finisher at an Arizona race over the weekend, besting the nearest female contender by less than one second.
Jillian Bearden, 36, became the first transgender athlete to win El Tour de Tucson in southern Arizona on Saturday, completing the 106-mile course with a time of 4 hours 36 minutes 7.71 seconds. A Colorado Springs native who has been competing professionally for 10 years, Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman, said the win is “absolutely huge” for transgender people who wish to compete against athletes of the same gender identity.
‘We’re at a moment of time — especially now — where not only do we have to come out but we have to be positive,’ the cyclist told the Arizona Daily Star. ‘We have to come together in solidarity and move this country in a direction that is accepting of all.’”
“When the focus of the 12-minute pep talk pivots to this topic, the eyes of 10 18- to 20-year-old women – including one deaf player and another woman a few inches shy of 5-feet – focus on the one Mission College player who has yet to play this season. There near the door sits the oldest (50 years old), tallest (6-feet-6, 230 pounds) and most muscular person in the room: Gabrielle Ludwig.”
“Ludwig, who is twice divorced and has three children, last played college basketball in 1980, more than 20 years before she transitioned, USA Today points out. Though Ludwig is decades older than some of her teammates (and, at 6ft 8in, substantially taller), coach Corey Cafferata nonetheless praised her to the Times as possibly going on to become “the most dangerous player in the state.”
Callum Mouncey, now “Hannah”, saw the potential at succeeding in Footy that he never qualified for as a man among men. By competing against women, he could rise to the top echelon of elite Footy players in the most popular sport in Australia. He abandoned his plans to apply for the female handball team and joined a regional minor league women’s team in Canberra, announcing his intention to prepare for the first major league women’s draft. Unsurprisingly, at six-foot-two and 220 pounds of male musculature, Hannah displaced a female athlete, and under direction of the team’s male coach played as the team “Rucker”.
When Canada goes for gold in August at the World Dodgeball Championship, the team will include what’s believed to be a first for any Canadian sports team on the international stage: a transgender athlete. Canada’s dodgeball team is only three years old and not yet officially sanctioned, but it’s already making its mark.
Savannah Burton of Toronto, once a player on the men’s team, will play on the women’s at the upcoming world championship in Las Vegas. “Growing up, I didn’t know of any trans athletes at all.” Burton told the Star in an interview. “People see me out there, and if it encourages them to play sports, I think that’s great.”
Transgender athlete Lauren Jeska repeatedly stabbed Ralph Knibbs after row over whether she should be able to compete in women’s races. Jeska was the women’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 English fell-running champion, and won the British Championship in 2012. However, Richard Atkins QC told the court the runner had “not provided the relevant samples to her testosterone levels and other relevant documentation” to the governing body and, as a result, had had her racing results declared void in September 2015.
Eight of Iran’s women’s football team ‘are men’ The Telegraph
Iran’s football association accused of being ‘unethical’ after it is claimed eight players in women’s national team are men awaiting sex change operations
Do transgender athletes have an edge? I sure don’t. Joanna Harper
“My research, published last month in the Journal of Sporting Cultures and Identities, found that collectively, the eight subjects got much slower after their gender transitions and put up nearly identical age-graded scores as men and as women, meaning they were equally — but no more — competitive in their new gender category. (The outlier was a runner who had raced recreationally as a 19-year-old male and became serious about the sport — doubling her training load and shedding 22 pounds — years later as a female.)
To be clear: This study speaks only to distance running. Trans women who are sprinters may maintain something of an advantage over other female runners in that they tend to carry more muscle mass, potentially allowing for increased speed over short distances. (Whereas extra muscle mass is a disadvantage in distance running.) And since gender transition doesn’t affect height, it would make sense that transgender women would have advantages over other women in sports such as basketball, where size is so important, and disadvantages in sports such as gymnastics, where greater size is an impediment.”